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so good!

August 12th | david, family



i can’t believe how well everything went yesterday for david’s heart catheterization.

thank you thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers.

each of you is such a blessing to me. thank you.

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david had to be at the hospital by 9am,

so we woke up, ate frosted flake crusted french toast at the hotel (um, yum!)

david didn’t get any :(

and headed over to ucla.

then we waited in pre-op for 5 hours (ugh!)

i was so anxious but the staff was amazing.

i seriously loved the anesthesiologist.

that’s the part i am most nervous about

and he took so much time to go over david’s history and make a safe plan with us.

everything looks great. david’s heart isn’t enlarged.

his lungs are the right size, no hypertension. yay!

so the next step is to plan open heart surgery to close up two little holes.

right now, we are so happy to be over this hurdle.

sending out a big hug to each of you, from me and david!

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  1. michele stump says:

    Yay, LIsa! Was thinking of you guys all day yesterday. So glad it went well!!!

  2. yvonne says:

    sounds like wonderful news Lisa. ((HUGS))

  3. Andrea Quevedo says:

    Lisa, all my prayers are with you and your family. You are a brave, brave woman.
    Hugs and lots of luck and health to David.
    Andrea (Brazil)

  4. Margie Brown says:

    So great to hear Lisa! I will continue to keep your family in my prayers! Have a wonderful day!

    I started a blogspot to talk about my weight loss journey and put in healthy recipes I’m trying. I also want to be part of what I wore Wednesdays but need to get a full length mirror in my room first! If you want to check it out and see who you are talking to its

    Have a wonderful day!

  5. lindsay says:


    I recently noticed your tweets about what was going on! I have been praying for you and your family. I am glad things went well yesterday! God is so good! You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers!

    Lindsay @ A Design Story {.}com

  6. Kathy says:

    That’s terrific news!

  7. Pam says:

    Lisa – just recenlty started following you so a bit out of the loop. Rest assured you have someone else praying for David and your entire family. God bless you and give you strength during this time.

  8. fabulous new! so good to hear it!

  9. connie says:

    Oh, that’s wonderful!

  10. JenFlen says:

    Yay! Such wonderful news! Many prayers continue!

  11. Gussy says:

    WHEW! so thankful for all the angels hovering over your family :]

  12. Rachel Folden says:

    Lisa, my daughter was found to have a hole in her heart a few days after she was born. We stressed and worried, but then remembered all things are in the Lord’s hands. She was scheduled to go have the hole closed shortly before her 3rd birthday and the week before I had our church family praying for her, for us. The week before surgery we went in for another consultation to discuss the procedure and more exams…The hole was no longer there! I’ve never seen so many pediatricians and specialists coming in and out to verify the results! I believe in prayer. Be strong, keep your faith!

  13. That’s wonderful news, Lisa. ((HUGS!)) David will continue to be in my prayers!

  14. Brenda says:

    PTL! so happy for you all!♥

  15. Rachel Spin says:

    Wow, that is great news. Praise God for His provision and protection. He is so faithful. I will pray for his upcoming surgery and that you will be able to have peace as the time approaches.

  16. awesome, lisa. i’m so, SO glad that david is okay. xo

  17. Merideth says:

    Yeah. What a relief.

  18. Christi says:

    oh honey so glad everything went well! will keep praying for you guys and hope you have a good weekend!

  19. Melissa says:

    So glad to hear it went well. My daughter D had surgery to close an ASD and VSD about a year ago and I remember all too well the panic during her cath, then during the surgery itself. It was very successful. By the way, I wear one of your necklaces in memory of D’s twin.

  20. Gabi says:

    That’s a wonderful news, Lisa!! So glad David is doing well.

  21. Jacqueline Jones-Blacker says:

    Oh, I am so thankful Lisa! I woke up bright and early (EST) and checked your blog, slight pang of fear when I didn’t see an update (foolish, I know). So happy for all of you that things went well!! j

  22. Ewa Morphy says:

    Wonderful news! So thrilled that all went well – my prayers for David and you all continue as you get ready for the next step. Take care!

  23. Mary C says:

    Great news!

  24. Becky says:

    Great news… send our hugs to David… you are all such troopers!

    My love and hugs!!! b

  25. That is very good news. I was thinking of you yesterday…xoxoxo

  26. Tanya says:

    Big smiles as I read your update….glad to hear everything went so well :)

  27. Kathryn says:

    Great news, glad it went so well. Hugs to all of you.

  28. julie says:

    Wonderful news!!

  29. Teresa says:

    I’m so happy it went so well! Oh, and that french toast sounds amazing!

  30. Southern Gal says:

    Yay for the wonderful report!

  31. Sheila says:

    Hugs! <3 Glad it went well. I was praying. Xoxo :)

  32. Gina says:

    So happy to hear that all went well – and the breakfast sounds yummy!

  33. amanda says:

    that is such wonderful news! continued prayers that his open heart surgery will go just as smoothly :)

  34. Caroline says:

    So so glad that it went well, have been thinking so much of you all (and praying!!) Will continue. And well done to you too!

  35. Kirsten says:

    God is good, all the time!

  36. Heidi @ ggip says:

    That is such great news! I’m so glad to hear it went well and that you got good answers!

  37. Brooke says:

    Praising Him with you guys!

  38. Lisa,
    So glad to hear all went well – I will keep him and your family in my prayers.
    Warm wishes, Tonya

  39. Melody says:

    I’m so glad that everything went so well!!♥

  40. Julie says:

    Phew…I am relieved to hear that. I was praying that you would have the best possible news (and that God would calm your heart.) 😀

  41. Kelly H-Y says:

    Fabulous news … yay, yay, yay!!!!!

  42. Kelli says:

    I have goosebumps for you! Just what I hoped to read when I popped over here today. Now you can heave a big sigh of relief!

  43. Tiffany Day says:

    Hi Lisa,

    So glad all went well with David’s surgery!

    Hope your Friday and weekend are peaceful and relaxing!


  44. Philippa says:

    Hi Lisa, oh so happy it all went well and that everything looks set for the heart surgery! You are such a very special family with so much love wrapped up within it!

    It’s raining here today (no gardening then) so I’m able to spend some time in my ‘serenity’ (the name of my studio), creating! Yay! Smiles..

  45. Cindy says:

    God is good! Always! Continued prayers for David and your family as you prepare for the next step of this journey.

  46. Leigh says:

    Thought about your family all day yesterday. So glad to hear all went well!

  47. heather says:

    wow… what an amazing little boy. those perfect little children are so amazingly resilient, aren’t they? so happy to hear that all went well :)

  48. Cait says:

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  49. Destiny D says:

    So glad to hear the great news. I had a biopsy this morning, but my thoughts and prayers were with David — because there is no better way to take your eyes of yourself than to pray for a precious little boy with a big, big testimony…

  50. angie says:

    SO GOOD TO HEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. teresa says:

    Blowing you KISSES!
    Hug that Sweet Boy!
    And we’ll start sending those prayers up for David’s surgery!
    I’ve already let those same ANGELS know they’ll be on DUTY that day!
    They let ME know…I DIDN”T have to LET THEM know….
    THEY already KNEW!

  52. bettyann says:

    thats terrific…so glad..take care…

  53. Praising our Creator with you!

  54. sharon says:

    praising God with you!

  55. Lisa says:

    Such wonderful news – glad all went well!

  56. kathy cox says:

    Lisa, that is sweet news! God is merciful and faithful! I can’t imagine all the emotions swirling around in your head and heart. Thank you for sharing your journey with us…it’s hard to be vulnerable. But I want to tell you that God has given you a measure of grace that is evident and so encouraging! Continue to rest in the great physician for David’s healing….he’s mighty to save! :)

  57. Debbie Stanley says:

    So happy to hear the good news!!
    You are in our prayers!

  58. Melanie says:

    Lisa, I was so glad to read that David’s procedure went well. God bless you all.


  59. Verona H says:

    PTL. There are lots of sighs of relief in blogland. So thankful it all went well. I will continue praying for the heart surgery. Blessings

  60. KDL says:

    Very glad for you that this test went well. Will pray for the surgery, too. Pre-op is the pits – especially when they are running late and the poor kid has been starving (well fasting anyway) so long already. I loved our anesthesiologist for so many reasons. He was pretty much the only Dr that treated me as more than just an anxious mom, but also as a thinking person. I appreciated him so much.

  61. Cheryl says:

    So glad all went well! I was thinking of you all day…

  62. ann in indy says:

    That is great news! Isn’t prayer wonderful!

  63. Sheri says:

    So glad to read this this morning. Yay, God!

  64. sarita says:

    Thank You Lord for taking care of david and this family…and we KNOW that the heart surgery will be perfectly done…amen!!

    love that chalk board!!!!!

  65. Stacey says:

    I know I’m a little late on this, but I’m so glad to hear everything went good with his appointment! What a wonderful, strong boy you have!

  66. Charmaine says:

    stay safe in love – south african greetings

  67. Janice says:

    I’ve been thinking about David (and the rest of his family) and sending prayers and good thoughts your way. Happy to hear he’s doing well. God bless all of you!

  68. allison says:

    Great news! So happy for you and your sweet boy :)

  69. April O. says:

    Praise God! Will keep praying for the next step now. Glad you have so much support.

  70. Sue says:

    So good to hear! As someone who has tried to amuse children in a waiting room for hours while being anxious, I reacted so strongly to that 5 hours! You mentioned it so casually but it must have been an incredible ordeal. So glad it is behind you and all is well. David rocks!

  71. Sarah says:

    Good news! Keep healthy forever!

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